For a quick Venetian blinds definition, just think of any horizontal blinds with adjustable slats. Want to learn more about this classic style? Read our blog entry, What are Venetian Blinds.
Why are they called Venetian blinds?
Hint: They didn’t actually originate in Venice! To learn more about their fascinating history, check out our History of Venetian Blinds.
Why choose Venetian blinds?
Some reasons you might want Venetian blinds for your home:
Classic style: They’ve been around for centuries, thanks in large part to their eye-pleasing horizontal lines and neat, controlled appearance
Excellent light control: Their easily-operated slats and lift systems give you control over the light coming into the room
Privacy: When lowered with slats closed, horizontal blinds give you privacy
Range of materials, styles, colors and options: These versatile blinds can be made to match any decorating style
Affordability: Depending on the material and options you choose, Venetian blinds are generally quite affordable
Some reasons you may want to consider other window treatments:
Light leakage: Although horizontal blinds block the majority of light when closed, they will always allow some amount of light into the room; for maximum light blockage, consider blackout window treatments
Insulation: Venetian blinds can help with insulation and energy efficiency, but there are better options if insulation is a primary concern, namely cellular shades
Lift cords: If purchased as is, Venetian blinds come with lift cords that are unsightly and pose a strangulation risk for children and pets; if you’d like a sleeker look or if child safety is a concern, consider upgrading to a cordless product